Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence
Bosch BCAI - AI Con

AI CON 2018

The conference brings together leaders of AI in academic and corporate research. AI CON invites high quality abstracts addressing key research issues in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.


AI CON 2018, an engagement event, will be held by the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence in cooperation with Cyber Valley on the November 19th at the Bosch corporate research center in Renningen. Our aim is to bring together leaders of AI in academic and corporate community to exchange ideas and foster discussions.

The conference program features interesting keynotes from Bosch, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, Technion, and many more. Besides, poster sessions on the latest AI research and networking event are to follow.

Attendance to the conference is free and invite-only.

AI CON 2018 invites high-quality abstracts with travel grant plus full access to the event. Work that is published or currently review is welcome.


The AI CON convenes academic and corporate experts to exchange ideas and understand the challenges we face as AI moves into our everyday lives.

Registration to the AI CON opens at 8 a.m. The conference starts at 9 a.m. focussing about AI in corporate research.

The afternoon program will address AI research topics, together with poster sessions on latest research by young scientists. The official program concludes with the Best Abstract Award, followed by a networking reception starting at 6 p.m..

Our Speakers

  • AI CON speaker

    Andreas Krause

    from Zürich, Switzerland
    • Andreas Krause is a Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich, where he leads the Learning & Adaptive Systems Group. He also serves as Academic Co-Director of the Swiss Data Science Center.
    • He is leading the Learning& Adaptive Systems Group, which has its focus on learning and adaptive systems that actively acquire information, reason and make decisions in complex and uncertain domains, such as sensor networks, robotics and the Web.
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    Bernhard Schölkopf

    from Tübingen, Germany
    • Bernhard Schölkopf is an honorary Professor in Berlin and Tübingen as well as the director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems since 2011.
    • His research interests are in machine learning and inference from empirical data. Bernhard Schölkopf received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2018.
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    Carsten Rother

    from Heidelberg, Germany
    • Carsten Rother is a Professor at University Heidelberg and the head of the Visual Learning Lab Heidelberg. He is also coordinating director of the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI) 3rd phase.
    • His research interests are in the field of computer vision and machine learning, ranging from deep learning and graphical models to smart data generation.
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    Christoph Peylo

    from Stuttgart, Germany
    • Christoph Peylo is Global Head of the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) with locations in Sunnyvale, Bangalore and Renningen.
    • Prior to joining Bosch, he was VP at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin, where he worked in the area of AI, (Cyber-) Security, Industry 4.0, and IoT.
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    Daniel Soudry

    from Haifa, Israel
    • Daniel Soudry is an Assistant Professor & Taub Fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion.
    • His research interests are in the areas of machine learning and theoretical neuroscience.
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    Michael Bolle

    from Stuttgart, Germany
    • Michael Bolle is a member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.
    • As chief digital officer and chief technology officer, he is responsible for the corporate sector for research and advance engineering as well as the corporate IT sector. His responsibilities also include the Bosch Software Innovations GmbH subsidiary and corporate technology coordination and engineering methods.
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    Roland Löffler

    from Stuttgart, Germany
    • Roland Löffler is a specialist for data analytics and machine learning in the Porsche Development Center in Weissach.
    • His work focuses on applying AI, machine learning and data analytics in all areas of the vehicle development process.
  • AI CON speakers

    Tom Wilson

    from Bristol, England
    • Tom Wilson has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, the last 8 years in Advanced Driver Assistance and Autonomous Vehicles.
    • At Graphcore, he is VP Automotive driving the automotive business for Graphcore’s unique AI processing architecture.
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    Sepp Hochreiter

    from Linz, Austria
    • Sepp Hochreiter is the head of the Institute of Machine Learning, LIT AI Lab and Audi.JKU Deep Learning Center at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.
    • His current research projects include Deep Learning for drug design, for text and language analysis, for vision, and in particular for autonomous driving.
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    Yasser Jadidi

    from Stuttgart, Germany
    • Yasser Jadidi is head of Research at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence, consisting of research teams in Renningen and Palo Alto, and strong academic partnerships with the Delta Lab in Amsterdam and the Cyber Valley initiative in Tübingen.
    • Prior to joining the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence he was group leader in machine learning and leader of the competence segment “Cognitive Systems” in Robert Bosch.
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    Zico Kolter

    from Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
    • Zico Kolter is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, and Chief Scientist of AI Research at the Bosch Center for AI (BCAI) in Pittsburgh.
    • His work focuses on machine learning and optimization, with an emphasis on making these method more robust, reliable, and explainable.